13,000 hospital claims were submitted in just six days of the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Abhiyan (PMJAY) that entitles nearly 10 crore poor families to avail free hospital care of up to Rs 5 lakh per famil
PMJAY has all the necessary ingredients needed for its success—a strong leadership support, good initial design, assured public funding, support from the states, and the needed momentum. But those engaged in its operational
Ayushman Bharat, which is one of the key initiatives of the Narendra Modi government, can necessitate a huge step up in public health spending in India, which currently ranks among the lowest in the world.
The Modi government’s strong push to building infrastructure projects—not only to new projects but also to kick-start the stalled projects of the previous governments—is well-meaning insofar as it addresses market failu
Health allocation may have belied expectations, but the evidence indicates that central health spending has grown significantly higher under the NDA than under the last four years of the UPA, despite states getting a higher s
Demonetisation by itself will not protect the rights of the poor; nor will it prevent the middle class from getting exploited. What it will indeed do is set the stage, create conditions, for their betterment
If one changes the medium of exchange, the exchange comes to a grinding halt! This is what we’ve seen over the last few days, after the central government demonetised the use of old R500 and R1000 currency notes, that took